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Strathmore Trophy 2015

Anna Morrison, Caelan Smith, Darcie Holme, Madeline Kenningale and Shaun Ellis all attended the 20th Strathmore Trophy at the University Of Dundee with Mr Murray.  There were teams from Angus, Fife and from other schools in Dundee all contesting this prestigious prize.  The teams had to design and build an App for a phone within the two hours of the competition.  The Harris team designed an App called ‘MapApp’ which allowed people to navigate around the new school and it would show them how to get from where you were to your next class. 

Dare to be Digital 2015

14 of our S6 pupils applied to and were selected to take part in this year’s Dare to be Digital competition at Abertay University.  For one week pupils put their computing, art and music skills to the test in a competition to encourage digital entertainment designers of the future. Pupils received expert supervision and guidance from Future Fossil Studios and Abertay University.  This provided pupils with an insight into the challenges of a career in the digital industries. The winning team consisted of our very own Caroline Smith.  The team to gain second place was an all Harris Academy team including Shannon Lee, Dylan Keningale, David MacDonald, Roberto Poppa and Jane Taraskeviciute

A day in the life of a Software Engineer

Joe Wright kindly spent a day within the Computing Department.  He met with both the Higher and Advanced Higher classes.  Joe shared with the class what a day in the life of a Software Engineer would look like. He also delivered an introduction to Object Oriented Programming.


A day in the life of a Computing Student & Frist Lego League

Robert Gordon University visited the Computing Department last month to share with the Higher and Advanced Higher classes what to expect from a Computing Degree and provided an insight into the life of a student.  Mark and Angela also advertised an opportunity to take participate in the First Lego League.  A group of enthusiastic pupils asked for more information.  The computing department has now received the Lego kit and programming software.  We will keep you updated with our progress.